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Easy Couscous Salad + Holiday Outfit

Dec 13, 2017

I shared this recipe on my instastories and I had so many requests to post it on here.  It is super easy and very similar to this Veggie Couscous recipe I shared a while back.  When I make couscous I usually just look and see what veggies I have on hand and roll with that.  We grilled burgers this past weekend and I wanted some sort of a salad for the side and made this.  It was a huge hit, even the kids ate it.  I always think couscous is better room temperature.  You can totally make this ahead of time but just pull it out of the fridge about 30 mins before serving and let it sit.  I had lots of questions about the dressing that I used.  I am obsessed with this Garlic Expressions Dressing.  I use it on salads, pastas really anything! I found mine at Harris Teeter in the refrigerated section but I have seen it at Whole Foods in with all the other dressings.   you can also order a 3 pack HERE on Amazon.  I highly recommend it!


1 box Israeli Couscous

1 container marinated mozzarella balls halved

2 baby cucumbers diced

2 zucchini, roasted

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes


Garlic Expressions Dressing

Toss zucchini with olive oil and salt and pepper.  Roast at 350 degrees about 20 minutes.  Cook couscous according to package.  In a large bowl combine couscous, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, and mozzarella.  Stir all together.  Drizzle in dressing.  I like to start with a little and let it sit and then add more to make sure the salad doesn’t get soggy.  Sprinkle with parsley if desired.


Loft is offering 50% off again  (online only) .  Gotta love Loft they are always running a promo.  I wanted to share a few recent purchases.  Use code VERYMERRY at checkout.

I will be wearing this red one tonight for my girl’s Holiday party.  I love the fit and the color of red is perfection.  I am wearing a size small. I paired it with some fun statement earrings and my faux leather leggings to dress it up for my party.  It is also cute with jeans.

Blouse | Earrings (use code GIFT30 to save 30%) | Leggings

Plaid Textured Blouse- I always love a white blouse.  The detail on this one is so pretty in person.  I am wearing a size small.

I didn’t end up buying these below but I really liked them!  All a great deal on sale 50% off.

Mock Neck Sweater

Plaid Tunic– Wearing a small

Patchwork Blouse– The colors on this one were so pretty and vibrant.

Pink Sweater- The prettiest shade of pink



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  1. Julie says:

    That couscous looks amazing. What kind of shoes are you wearing in the loft dressing room (the ones that tie)? Love them.

  2. Natalie says:

    That salad looks so good! I need to add this to my list to try!

  3. Jen Tucker says:

    Love your green kicks in the dressing room pics! I may have taken advantage of the Loft sale today. 😉